Rust is using next month’s content patch to remove split maps from the game. Game producer Allistair McFarlane has revealed to fans via personal Twitter that the map in question will not be permanently deleted while it is being deleted. At this point, we don’t know when the map will be added to the game, but console players hope that survival games will be available on PS4 and Xbox One next month.
If you miss a tweet, on May 6th, you’ll find that the Hapisu Island map has been removed from the game using the content patch mentioned above. According to McFarlane, the “near future” map will be added again once the backporting has been renewed.
Unfortunately, the “near future” is vague and subjective. That can mean weeks, months, or even more. I don’t think it will take much time to refresh the map, but for now it’s just an assumption. In any case, the fans will be split by the temporary deletion of the map. This is mainly because the fans are divided by the quality of the map. Some people are sad to see it work, even the slightest, while others want it not to come back.
The map of Hapisu Island will be removed from the map pool in the May 6th content patch.
Once the backporting has been renewed, Hapis will be re-added in the near future.
— Alistair McFarlane (@Alistair_McF) April 19, 2021
As always, if McFarlane or Facepunch Studios provide more details, we’ll update the story accordingly, but for now, that’s all important.
Rust is available via PC, but currently it’s PC only. However, it will soon be available via PS4 and Xbox One. Specifically, it will be available on these platforms on May 21, 2021. That said, it hasn’t been announced yet while the game finally hits the console. For PS5 or Xbox series X / S.
“Rust’s sole purpose is to survive,” reads the official pitch of the game. “To do this, you need to overcome struggles such as hunger, thirst, and cold. Make fire. Make shelters. Kill animals for meat. Get yourself from other players. Defend, kill for flesh. Alliance with other players to form a town. Do whatever it takes to survive. “
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